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Clean energy employment on the rise

The Department of Energy’s 2023 U.S. Energy and Employment Report shows that 40% of new energy jobs are in clean, renewable energy, with solar leading the way.

Sunrise brief: Retaining value for solar customers under California NEM 3.0 rule change 

Also on the rise: Innovations in long-duration energy storage. Illinois utility to double its community solar capacity this year. And more.

Appalachian solar developer and non-profit to bring 100 jobs to West Virginia

Following a recently announced award to the ACT (Appalachian Climate Technology) Now Coalition, the two entities will collaborate on strategies to recruit, train and employ local workers in the growing renewable energy industry in West Virginia and around the Appalachian region.


Upswing in PJM interconnection costs amid energy transition, report says

Huge growth in interconnection requests along with lengthy reviews and high project withdrawal rates motivated PJM to create a “first-ready, first-served” approach in 2022, Berkeley Lab notes.

Form Energy to set up iron-air battery manufacturing facility in West Virginia

Form Energy’s aqueous air battery system uses low-cost iron, water and air–some of the safest, cheapest, and most abundant materials.


RFP alert: AEP unit seeks solar and wind projects in PJM and ERCOT territories

In PJM, AEP is seeking solar and wind PPA proposals from 10 to 15 years, while in Texas it’s seeking solar REP agreements of 12 years or less.

EIA study finds high solar penetration states showed resiliency to major power outages

The EIA study found that increasing solar states experienced outages of less than 102 minutes, while states with prohibitive markets for solar saw outages of more than 19 hours.


Partnership announced to develop $3 billion, 3 GW renewable energy portfolio

OYA Renewable and Oil Well Shares announced a new joint venture to roll out solar, wind and storage facilities on private land spanning Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Sunrise brief: Ten Ohio counties have banned large scale wind and solar

Also on the rise: 50 States of solar incentives: West Virginia. California extends solar property tax exemption, Missouri does not. And more.

50 States of solar incentives: West Virginia

A state that is in the heart of coal country has been slow to adapt to clean energy, but the tide may be turning.


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